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    Current Planets
    22-Feb-2017, 18:08 UT/GMT
    Sun418'33"9s56
    Moon1752'36"18s30
    Mercury2426'26"15s22
    Venus1122'43"9n23
    Mars1853'22"7n21
    Jupiter2242'53"r7s27
    Saturn2620'24"22s05
    Uranus2149' 1"7n58
    Neptune1125'43"8s04
    Pluto1837'18"21s12
    TrueNode323'23"10n16
    Chiron2329'34"0n55
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The national chart of the Netherlands

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The formal foundation of the modern Netherlands occurred in 1581, under the proud and independent sign of Leo. The planet Pluto, as it moves through Sagittarius, both emphasises and transforms this strong, independent and self-expressive core, and although obvious changes will be necessary through European unification it seems that the Netherlands will experience great benefits and a strengthening and validation of her national identity and creative contribution.

This may also be felt economically, as Pluto moves through the part of the birth chart concerned with national resources and wealth, suggesting that material as well as creative benefits are likely to enhance a sense of well-being over the next few years. Meanwhile, Uranus, planet of change and disruption, comes back to its place in the birth chart - a full 84-year cycle - and, despite invoking a certain resistance and conservatism, reflects a willingness to embrace the sense of a larger human family and all the changes this is likely to imply on the domestic level.

There is a curious paradox in the birth chart of the Netherlands: Saturn and Uranus both placed in Aquarius in the sphere concerned with roots suggest that there is a deep inherent conflict which impels the nation first toward isolation, then toward a more global consciousness. This fundamental tension is likely to be aggravated as Uranus and also Neptune move through Aquarius, but ultimately the innate willingness on the part of this nation to embrace new and challenging ideas - one of the most attractive dimensions of the country's history - will transform any reactionary elements and truly usher in a new age.

Liz Greene, 1999

(Data used: 26 July 1581, 12.00 pm LMT, The Hague)

Current Planets
22-Feb-2017, 18:08 UT/GMT
Sun418'33"9s56
Moon1752'36"18s30
Mercury2426'26"15s22
Venus1122'43"9n23
Mars1853'22"7n21
Jupiter2242'53"r7s27
Saturn2620'24"22s05
Uranus2149' 1"7n58
Neptune1125'43"8s04
Pluto1837'18"21s12
TrueNode323'23"10n16
Chiron2329'34"0n55
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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